"I HATE MY MOTHER"
My mom only had one eye. I hated her… She was such an embarrassment. She cooked for students and teachers to support the family.
There was this one day during elementary school where my mom came to say hello to me. I was so embarrassed.
How could she do this to me? I ignored her, threw her a hateful look and ran out. The next day at school one of my classmates said, ‘EEEE, your mom only has one eye!’
I wanted to bury myself. I also wanted my mom to just disappear. I confronted her that day and said, ‘ If you’re only gonna make me a laughing stock, why don’t you just die?’
My mom did not respond… I didn’t even stop to think for a second about what I had said, because I was full of anger. I was oblivious to her feelings.
I wanted out of that house, and have nothing to do with her. So I studied real hard, got a chance to go abroad to study.
Then, I got married. I bought a house of my own. I had kids of my own. I was happy with my life, my kids and the comforts. Then one day, my Mother came to visit me. She hadn’t seen me in years and she didn’t even meet her grandchildren.
When she stood by the door, my children laughed at her, and I yelled at her for coming over uninvited. I screamed at her, ‘How dare you come to my house and scare my children!’ GET OUT OF HERE! NOW!!!’
And to this, my mother quietly answered, ‘Oh, I’m so sorry. I may have gotten the wrong address,’ and she disappeared out of sight.
One day, a letter regarding a school reunion came to my house. So I lied to my wife that I was going on a business trip. After the reunion, I went to the old shack just out of curiosity.
My neighbors said that she died. I did not shed a single tear. They handed me a letter that she had wanted me to have.
‘My dearest son,
I think of you all the time. I’m sorry that I came to your house and scared your children.
I was so glad when I heard you were coming for the reunion. But I may not be able to even get out of bed to see you. I’m sorry that I was a constant embarrassment to you when you were growing up.
You see……..when you were very little, you got into an accident, and lost your eye. As a mother, I couldn’t stand watching you having to grow up with one eye. So I gave you mine.
I was so proud of my son who was seeing a whole new world for me, in my place, with that eye.
With all my love to you,
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Jake quotes #100
One day, if you find out that your dad’s starting to cough non-stop..
One day, if you find out your parents prefer to eat more watery food, food that needs less energy to chew on..
One day, if you find out that they are crossing the roads with slower reaction time..
One day, if you find out they no longer want to leave the house anymore..
Maybe, we have forgotten that they are really growing old while we were too busy growing up.
Our parents know what's best for us.
Karamihan sa mga kabataan ngayon ay lagi nalang tumututol sa mga gusto ng mga magulang nila. Some of them even take their parent’s advise for granted. Pero ang totoo, kaya lang naman ginagawa ng mga magulang natin ang mga bagay na yun ay dahil mahal nila tayo. Kung ikaw ba naging magulang na, gusto mo ba yung worst para sa anak mo? Diba hindi? Kasi you want to give them the best and let them be the best! Ganyan din yung mindset ng mga parents natin, alam nila kung saan tayo uunlad at kung saan tayo babagsak. Minsan rin naman kasi, ang iba sa atin ginagawang banko yung mga magulang natin, which is wrong. If may hindi kayang ibigay yung parents natin, then let it be. Be satisfied of what you have nalang, at least diba, may parents ka pa, you’re lucky enough.
Love your parents.
“Heaven is under your mother’s feet,” my mother would say to me each time I would act up when I was younger. I would look under her feet and laugh, I did not understand what she was saying. But these days, I understand it now more than ever. I understand that displeasing my father causes him grief, and I understand that upsetting my mother has the potential to ruin her day. We don’t see it like they do. We don’t realize that we’re a part of them, together we become one. So we disrespect them, and we upset them. And it doesn’t just upset them, it hurts them. It hurts them a lot, because it’s a part of them that’s hurting them. Why not think twice about our actions, before we hurt our parents? Why not love them the way we love our friends, why not love them the way we love our TV shows. Why not treat them the way we treat a new found love, with dedication and persistence?
If we know that they’re our ticket to heaven, why do we neglect them? I volunteered at a nursing home a little while back, and I left heart broken. As I walked into the rooms, these people were eager to show me their families pictures. They were eager to tell me how much they loved them, and how much pride they took in being with them. And as I type this, I cry. Because I remember one man in particular, whose family had neglected to visit him for years. He saw me and my group of friends and his eyes lit up and he could not stop smiling. He had not had visitors in years. He was such a kind old man, no one at the nursing home had anything negative to say about him. On the contrary, they absolutely loved him. But he was alone. He had nobody, his family had dropped him off and was paying the bills from his bank account. They did not want to take care of him. They did not want the burden.
The burden. What’s wrong with allowing for your parents to be a burden? Let them ask for whatever they want. Let them need you at night, and let them know that they’re wanted back. Were they not the ones who stayed up all night to watch you? Were they not there to make sure you were breathing during the first nights of your life? Did they not wake up for baby duty often? Did they not change your diapers, and pick you up from school when you made an accident? Your parents were there for you, and they didn’t expect anything in return. They did it because they loved you, and not once did they ask you to love them back.
Love your parents. Love them for the sake of God. Love them for the sake of Allah. Allow them to be the reason you enter heaven. This life is so temporary, but we get caught in it. We get caught in the things that really don’t matter, and we let them engulf us. We do what we want without thinking about the effect it has on our parents, and they tolerate it. They sit there, and they take it in. Why? Because they have faith in you. Because they knew that there was a time where you needed them, and they dropped everything and came to you. Don’t let your parents down. Two of my closest friends lost their dads this year, and one of them had lost her relationship with her dad when she went to college. She cried, because she was upset with herself. But it was too late, he was gone, and the relationship was also gone.
Let your parents know you’re there for them. Hug them when you can. Kiss them when you can. Apologize when you need to. Hold their hand when they need balance. Be there for them, just like they were there for you. Let them want to have you with them in paradise, because your kindness towards them was a hint of paradise in this life. Love your parents.
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: “Every righteous child who casts a look of mercy and affection upon his parents shall be granted, for every look of his, rewards equivalent to that of an accepted Hajj.” Those around the Prophet questioned: ”O’ Prophet of Allah! Even if he were to look at them a hundred times a day?” The Prophet (PBUH) replied: ”Indeed! Allah is the Greatest and Most Kind.”